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Bond assistance scheme

Help with securing a bond

Most private landlords require a deposit before they will offer you a tenancy. This is normally a month’s rent as a bond and a month's rent in advance.  This can often mean people on low incomes and benefits cannot afford these initial costs and therefore cannot access private rented homes.

We operate a bond assistance scheme to help successful applicants access this type of accommodation. The scheme is designed to help people who are:

  • aged 18 or over
  • homeless, threatened with homelessness or in housing need
  • on a low income or benefits

Under this scheme we will offer private landlords a paper guarantee (instead of a cash bond) as a bond.  The paper guarantee lasts for up to two years to allow the tenant enough time to save towards their own bond.

Last updated Wednesday, 6th January 2016

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